News

  • Image - UNSW's Top Researchers 'Speed Date' with Teachers

    UNSW's Top Researchers 'Speed Date' with Teachers

    Monday, 29 April 2013

    Here’s something you don’t get to do every day! Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) recently organised a ‘speed dating’ event for teachers attending the NSW Science Teachers Association’s  Biology Subject Day, held at UNSW. With over 100 teachers in attendance, including CHeBA's Dr...

  • Image - Predicting the risk of depressive disorder – promises and pitfalls

    Predicting the risk of depressive disorder – promises and pitfalls

    Friday, 19 April 2013

      Abstract Background.Merging of hospitals into health enterprises ensued from the Norwegian hospital reform of 2002. A complex restructuring process lasting from 2007 to 2009 resulted in the merger of three hospitals into the University Hospital of North Norway.   Material and methods.Clinical...

  • Image - Online bipolar disorder screening tool shown to improve lives

    Online bipolar disorder screening tool shown to improve lives

    Friday, 19 April 2013

    Affecting 6% of Australians, bipolar disorder is characterised by distinctive fluctuations in mood and energy. UNSW researcher Professor Gordon Parker, based at the Black Dog Institute, says that while understanding has increased, bipolar disorder is still frequently under-diagnosed. A significant...

  • Image - Mental disorders: debunking some myths of the DSM-5

    Mental disorders: debunking some myths of the DSM-5

    Friday, 19 April 2013

    OPINION: The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is due to hit psychiatrists' and psychologists' shelves next month. Produced by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the DSM provides a standardised system of diagnosing mental disorders...

  • Image - Exercise your mind

    Exercise your mind

    Friday, 12 April 2013

    Most of us take our brains for granted – until, that is, we slowly start to drift towards forgetfulness. “It’s always in the back of your mind when you forget your keys or lose track of a conversation,” says 29-year-old Andrew Watt, who watched his father’s memory slip away after he was diagnosed...

  • Image - Mental health boost in NHMRC partnerships

    Mental health boost in NHMRC partnerships

    Thursday, 11 April 2013

    Two UNSW partnerships focusing on the mental health of rural children and people with intellectual disabilities have received $2.4 million in federal government health funding. This is the largest amount given to any institution in the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)...

  • The Inaugural Kirby Institute Symposium 2013

    Thursday, 11 April 2013

    The Inaugural Kirby Institute Symposium 2013 Treatment as prevention: where to from here? A day-long event framed around one of the most important current questions in infectious diseases research When: 9am – 5pm, Thursday 27 June 2013 Where: Matthews Theatre A & Pavilions, UNSW Keynote...

  • Image - Uniken out now

    Uniken out now

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013

    Could we one day live to 150 with the help of a pill? In the cover story of the Autumn issue of Uniken, we report on a 10-year battle to prove that a molecule in red wine can be harnessed to help to slow the ageing process. A decade ago Professor David Sinclair, from UNSW Medicine and Harvard...

  • Image - Give Medicare Locals a chance to improve health equity

    Give Medicare Locals a chance to improve health equity

    Tuesday, 09 April 2013

    OPINION: While independent, government-funded Medicare Locals are still in their embryonic form, opposition health spokesperson Peter Dutton has hinted that, if elected, a Coalition government would scrap the bureaucracies and redirect funds to front-line patient care. “We support a role for the...

Key Contacts

UNSW News Contact

Gabrielle Dunlevy
T (02) 9385 1933
W UNSW Newsroom


Find an expert

The media experts database features academics who can provide expert comment on a range of issues.

Please click here to find an expert